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on the embarcadero in san francisco by forcing evacuations in the area. david stevenson is live at the scene -- at the scene with more. >> reporter: this happened near that construction you can see. it caused a traffic headache along the embarcadero. a crew was installing a six- inch water line for a new fire hydrant when the crew hit a gas line. pg&e says that crew severed a 1- inch plastic gas line, where they will be installing the new planner to number buildings. the leak prompted police and firefighters to block off the embarcadero at broadway and to temporary evacuate pier 15. >> just wanted to make sure that wasn't creeping in some place. so we just evacuated and we are -- we're lucky. >> reporter: take a look at these aerial shots over pier 15. in injuries were reported. the leak was capped at 10:42. pg&e says the crew installing that water line didn't have appeared to have done their prep work before marking off the gas line and pg&e says it may bill the city for the cost of replacing or severerring that gas linda dave severing that gas line -- severing that gas line. david steven s
the finger directly at a growing gang problem. ktvu's david stevenson is live from the commission district with what police say they plan to do about it. david? >> reporter: last year there were 5 homicides, this year there have been 8 and that prompted the police to call for the public's help after a series of gang shootings here. >> reporter: friends and strangers gathered in the mission district to pray for a 19-year-old shot to death last week. >> everyone needs to transform so then this doesn't happen. >> reporter: one of three run related fatal shootings last month. police say it marks an upticken gang violence. >> no opsides in san francisco in august -- homicides in san francisco in august. so to have three in one week is significant. >> all the shootings are gang related. >> reporter: there are no causes for the spike. investigators say they have made progress in the district. >> this last month we made 20 robbery arrests. 29 arrests for aggravated assaults assaults and we seized a total of 14 weapons and fire arms off of the street. >> police and community groups need the public'
francisco. new at 6:00, ktvu david stevenson is live in the city, in the trouble spots where the workers are keeping a close eye on tonight. david? >> that's right. the sandbags are the city's front lines against flooding, es specially in the neighborhood that was hit hard earlier this year. >> under gray skies and falling rain, san francisco's department of public works this morning rushed to release sandbags to residents. the city stockpile several hundred bags for distribution. >> given out approximately 200 sandbags so far. clearing catch basins and the areas flowing leaves. we've had a couple of minor incidents with trees coming down. >> the skies cleared by midday leaving behind flooding that prompted the park service to close the highway. this man's car died moments after he drove through the intersection. >> i went through the puddle and, a car just stalled. i guess the water just went into the hood. >> fear of flooding is strongest in the city's mission district. heavy rain in april flooded an apartment building including a restaurant. >> the water wants to pool here. this used
the biggest number of voters and often times they vote weeks before election day. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco where voter interest has been lack luster. >> reporter: 2008 marked a high point but officials tell us this year isn't measuring up. >> reporter: the ballots came as thousands of san franciscans showed up at city hall to get their votes in early. >> the giant celebration stopped things. we saw a drop of 500 people that day. >> reporter: early turn out this cycle is lagging. >> the pace is lower than i expected. today i expected 14,000, i got 7,000. >> reporter: san francisco saw its biggest turn out, 81% in 2008 when president obama was elected to office. that year the department mailed out 200,000 vote by mail ballots. this year 264 have been sent out, with 118,000 returned. >> the return rate is less than 2008. and again, i can't explain why the trend is the way it is. >> reporter: in 2008, 15,000 voters gone to city hall to vote. this year 8100 have voted. >> the notion we will have that same title wave of excitement -- tidal wave of excitement isn't present. >>
is warning fans of 5 hour in-- 5-hour energy, it could have contributed to 13 deaths. ktvu's david stevenson is live in san francisco where other energy drinks are also coming under scrutiny. >> reporter: that's right. these drinks are getting a lot of negative attention. >> reporter: they can barely keep it in stock. >> some people buy like six for the next two days. >> reporter: 5-hour energy shots sell out quickly in this busy neighborhood. >> reporter: who buys these? >> workers at the hotels, business people. they come in to get a quick boost. >> reporter: it is getting unwelcomed attention from the food and drug administration. since 2008 the fda received reports of 13 deaths and 30 life threatening injuries. >> i think we will find out that anybody who dies probably had preexisting heart disease. >> the fda last month said there were 5 fatality reports mentioning monster. he challenged them to prove the product is safe for young people. >> guidelines say they should have no more than 100-milligram as day. a 16-ounce monster drink has 160-milligrams. >> reporter: 5-hour energy told kt
. >>> a second san francisco sheriff's deputy is facing criminal charges tonight. david stevenson spoke to the attorney representing the deputy who is accused of attacking a woman. >> reporter: it began with a confrontation last month between neighbors on this black of san bruno avenue. now 36-year-old greene faces six misdemeanor charges, including criminal threats, possession of a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. >> really, the only thing she did wrong in this incident is she lost the race to dial 911. >> reporter: green's attorney told us she was simply trying to defend her sister in a financial dispute with a neighbor. >> she came up with a vicious dog, a golf club and a bunch of swear words. and really all she did was back off and say, hey, by the way, i'm a deputy sheriff. identified herself. >> reporter: at a court hearing yesterday, prosecutors say greene pulled out a personal firearm during the dispute. they refused to discuss the incident on camera today. she has since been reassigned to administrative duty. prosecutors say tong ro
the problems. ktvu's david stevenson has more. >> reporter: rain is falling and the race is on to prepare san francisco neighborhoods, businesses and homes for the coming storms. >> i came around the backand surprise. >> the surprise, an aging tree. it crashed on to her property at 4:00 a.m. this morning. >> we will take responsibility for getting it right. >> reporter: the department of public works is under staffed but rushing to trim or remove trees that might blow down. the concern includes leaves on the sidewalk. >> if you see trees, leaves on the sidewalk, don't sweep it into the gutter. >> reporter: the fear is clogged catch basins. a whirlpool yesterday. >> as soon as that blockage cleared out water just went back into the drain. >> reporter: at ocean beach they reopened the great highway. heavy rain last week caused a sewage spill. >> we should have it open today before the rains hit. >> reporter: even as homeowners loaded up on sand bags some were determined to make the best of the weather. >> it is cool. >> reporter: the department of public works said she warned them about the tr
bottle. ktvu's david stevenson tells us what led to the investigation. david? >> reporter: first, monster energy, now 5-hour energy is being scrutinized for possible link to injuries and deaths. >> reporter: she is a coordinator at ucsf and relies on 5-hour energy shots to give a boost. >> i try not to do it too often. only on days when i feel like i am sluggish. >> the food and drug administration is taking a closer look at the drink. they confirms to ktvu it received reports of 13 deaths and 30 reports of life threatening injuries since 2008. >> energy drinks are about two cups of coffee and kind of put together in a way that might encourage you to take multiple doses. >> reporter: they asked researchers to look into hundreds of cases involving a variety of energy drippings. he says large doses of -- energy drinks. he says large doses can set off heart conditions. >> adrenaline triggers heart erythema. >> reporter: they say they are unaware of any deaths caused by the consumption of 5-hour energy. scientists say more research is needed. for now he says the bottles give him the right am
are launching a new crime plan after three deadly shootings in one month. david stevenson is live in san francisco with why the police need help. >> reporter: the supervisor is calling it a crisis. gun violence, some tied to gangs. >> the founder of the name of the city was a man of peace, yet we have violence. >> reporter: a prayer for piece this morning for a man shot to death thursday. it was the second of three unrelated fatal shootings last month. >> all the shootings have been gang related. none of them are random acts of violence. >> the killings includes a shooting between rival gangs. >> sadly during the robbery the suspects shot the victim, and he died of his injuries. >> reporter: 5 homicides last year. this year there have been 8. police are stepping up patrols and say they are making strides with getting guns off the streets. >> how do we send a message to the people that are committing crimes that there is hope, there are resourcessources and violence is not acceptable. >> reporter: the uptick isn't limited to the mission, police are linking yesterday's shooting to hispani
and over a quarter are listed. that's the latest, ktvu news. we will go to david stevenson live in san francisco. >> john, we are seeing it pick up here inside and outside city hall in the last hour in san francisco. take a look at the video we shot. this is really crunch time actually as commuters make their way home and make their way to the polls. a couple of twists in san francisco, redirecting here brought new lines and new polling places for some residents, that has led to more provisional ballots being cas because some voters were told don't want to leave their old polling place and arrangements are made for them to cas provisional ballots and turnout is being affected by a big boost in vote by mail ballots being dropped off if he curb and inside the election office yet does not have a count on that. that's affecting turnout projections. and finally a new wrinkle in how the department will release data. we may explain that for candidates and for residents in san francisco. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson. >>> the senator, diane findstine had a thank you lunch, a
's david stevenson tells us the one thing everyone is worried about is more grid lock. >> reporter: that's right. the president is having to deal with question of compromise and solving grid lock. >> reporter: president obama last night said he hopes for less partisanship and more cooperation. >> i am looking forward to working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> the republican majority in the house stands ready to work with you. >> reporter: with numbers unchanged in the republican house and democrat senate, more grid lock as usual. senator dianne feinstein never seen a more partisan congress. >> i believe people from the outside looked at this with disbelief. we can't get a farm bill passed. it is a good bill and it saves $30 billion. >> reporter: analysts say the next four years will bring more grid lock if the president and house don't work together. >> they will decide, well, couldn't get president obama snot reeflected -- not reelects so let's clean up and -- not reelected so let's clean up. >> reporter: dianne feinstein's advice, deve
that it was okay to wear on the plane. >>> deputy accused of robbing a bank is out on jail. ktvu's david stevenson looked into this and is here with what he learned. >> reporter: we were first to report on the arrest of a sheriff's deputy at this jail. we learned today what may be ahead for him. >>> there was no answer at the home today. the 36-year-old is the bank robber seen in this bank robber photo. he was arrested friday morning and charged with felony burglary -- felony and burglary. he made bail and left the jail. >> my expectation would be that an officer or a deputy who is unfortunate to have these allegations against him or her would be treated the same. >> reporter: he represents the san francisco deputy sheriff's association. >> i think the first thing that jumps out, identification and all those things. >> reporter: his finger prints were found on the demand note. the fbi has partial jurisdiction. the fbi says they will discuss who can present a stronger case. >> sometimes unfortunately again in my experience courts deviate and come down more harshly on officers based on a expectation
of ocean beach in san francisco is close to the public because of a sewage spill. david stevenson was there to check on the problem and saw people ignoring the skies. >>> a warm day in san francisco brought hundreds to ocean beach and many were greeted by barricades on balboa street and the great highway. heavy rains tuesday and wednesday morning overwhelmed the sewer main here. >> that system is protected but can be overwhelmed if you get a lot of rainwater. the runoff was about only about 10% sewage and the rest was rainwater. >> it flowed from a manhole to the beach promenade and to the sand. crews worked until 8:00 wednesday to pump out the water. sand tainted by sue and must be dried before taken away and in the meantime the beach is closed. >> doing water quality testing in the water and once the levels come back appropriate for body contact, they will put the advisory on that section of the beach. >> we found people ignored the warnings and taking their pets for a stroll through the sand. >> he will be okay. mother nature has a way of cleaning herself up real good. >> i don
contact. ktvu's david stevenson is live to tell us when the warnings might be listed. david? >> the sewage spill means just that this section of ocean beach is closed off though that didn't stop beachgoers today. >> warm thanksgiving day brought hundreds out to ocean beach. many were greeted by barricades. heavy rain tuesday night and wednesday morning overwhelmed the sewer main here. >> it can be overwhelmed. so the run off was about 10% sewage. the rest was rain water. >> reporter: it flowed to the beach and down on to the sand. crews worked to pump out the water. it must dry before it could be taken away. in the mean time this section of beach is closed. >> they are doing quality testing. once the levels come back they will clear the advisory on that section of the beach. >> reporter: many ignored the warnings, taking their pets for a stroll. >> be okay. you know, mother nature has a way of cleaning herself up. >> i don't like it. looks ugly. >> reporter: neighbors called it an eye sore. >> could have done a better job of setting it up and letting us know. i don't think
-- police are asking anyone with information to contact them. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we are tracking rain tonight as several bans of wet weather cross the bay area. downtown san jose, wind and rain is passing through tonight. we have live team coverage and we start with our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> it is wet, cold out there and snow on the peaks around the bay area. the snow flurries showing up in the white there. come in close. the areas i am tracking towards the bridge. we will come in closer here. lose altose. -- lose altose. the rain is coming down. 14/100 inches an hour. heavy right now in this area. more scattered showers like this as we go into the evening and into tomorrow. when i come back, we will track that cell moving south and east towards san jose and more rain. i will see you back here. >> thank you. ktvu's john fowler is live where the fast moving rain hit first. john? >> reporter: we are in a cool spot and clear spot. i can see stars. temperatures here 49 degrees. i want to look that lights of san francis
. >> reporter: he's due back in court on september 17th. david stevenson, ktvu news. >> a the search is on for two armed men who held up the joyeria on story road near king road about 10:15. police say the men walked into the store wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts. at some point, a man fired at the store owner, she returned fire, and then the owner chased the men from the store. >> well, we have officers looking for witnesses, others are searching for video, possibly helping us in the investigation and we also have officers canvassing the area looking for possible suspects. >> nobody was hurt, the investigators say that the men ran from the scene without taking anything. at this point police have not been able to find them. >>> a 14-year-old girl was struck by a pickup truck today while riding her bike at redwood city. the bike made a right turn from jefferson avenue to alameda, and the girl attended woodside high school and the accident is under investigation, and the driver is said to be cooperating with police. >>> new at 7:00, teachers are protesting a stolen contract negotia
president alley election and david stevenson is in san francisco tonight to tell us what he is finding out about the question of turn out. >> reporter: the voting booths behind me here at the city hall are staying busy ahead of the polls closing at eight. san francisco has just overra 503,000 registered voter, typical turn out for the election is 71%. 9 elections department said it may be a lower figure this year. we have learned just over half of the 260,000 vote by mail ballots have been returned this evening but we are seeing a lot of people at this hour coming to vote in the booths including first time voters of all ages. >> first time working it's very important. i want to vote for this country. the united states. >> it was really exciting and it was shall -- i was really happy to involve before i couldn't vote. >> reporter: and despite the concerns about the turn out san francisco has two closely watched races and initiatives ranging from the gross receipt taxes plan to the possible branding of the reservoir. they expect to start releasing preliminary results of some of the ballots
rapes and now faces life in prison. david stevenson is live at the courthouse and tells us why it took so long to have the charges read. >> reporter: the charges were so numerous it took 39 minutes to read all of the verdicts. >> we the jury find the defendant fredrick a.dosser jr. guilty of the crime. >> reporter: a jury convicted dosser in connection with four brutal rapes last year. >> this is a man who does not belong in our community,frankly he's an animal. >> reporter: prosecutors say each rape became progressively more violent with victims beaten, choked, dragged or thrown on the pavement. all three victims testified against him. >> we the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant fredrick a.dosser not guilty of attempted murder. >> reporter: prosecutors say he still faces several life sentences. >> we are pretty happy that we have 25 guilty counts. i have to accept the process. >> i feel really relieved. >> i certainly followed it because i used to live on fair oaks street and one of the takes was on that street. >> reporter: dosser's defense team did not speak to th
of dangerous toys released. the concerns range from choking to hearing loss. david stevenson shows us some of the toys that made the list. >> reporter: it's a sound that's anything but music to the ears of toy safety advocates. they released the trouble in toyland list. a survey of toys it says are hazardous to children and adolescents. >> we must protect america's tiniest consumers. >> reporter: about half of the 200 toys had problems. they include this piece of plastic fruit which could find its way into a toddler's wind pipe. this action figure contains an unlawful amount of lead. >> there was 180 parts per million. the current standard is no more than 100 parts per million. >> reporter: powerful magnets that can be swallowed for children. >> when two magnets are in a child's abdomen, because they're so strong they'll find each other. >> reporter: noisy toys can cause hearing loss in children. >> this guitar tests at 93- decibels. 85-decibels is the maximum recommended strength. >> reporter: the hope is warnings about common and not so common hazards will prompt parents will be more car
our sources hard in the past couple of hours. ktvu's david stevenson is live at the jail in san francisco, so, david, why was the deputy arrested? >> reporter: well, tori, we have learned that san francisco sheriff's deputy bill tong was arrested at about 7:35 this morning here at jail one on 7th street behind me right here in san francisco. he faces two felony charges, second degree robbery and second degree burglary commercial. we have learned these charges stem from a november 7th robbery at a bank of america branch on balboa street in san francisco. police say this is the suspect in that case. they say that man walked into the bank branch and handed the teller a note demanding cash. if you look closely at this picture we are showing you you can see a wad of cash in his hand. police say he fled on foot with an unknown amount of money. the sheriff's department closed down the jail this morning for a period to book tong. as i mentioned he was arrested here and it is unclear whether he actually works here the jail. we believe he is still being held in the jail. we are working ou
election. and, david stevenson is in san francisco to tell us what he is finding out about the question of turnout, david? >> reporter: the voting booths behind me hera at san francisco city hall are staying busy. ahead of the polls closing at 8:00 this evening. take a look at the video we shot. sanfrancisco has over 503,000 voters. typical turn out here for presidential election is 71%. the elections department says it may be lower this year. half of the mail voters have been returned. but we are seeing people to come to vote in the booths including first-time voters of all ages. >> first time voting. it is very important. i want to vote for this country, the united states. >> it was really exciting and it was -- i was really happy to vote because before i could not vote. so i was just like, asking who are you voting for. now i get to do it. >> reporter: and despite the concerns of the turnout, sap fran has two chosely watched racees and initiatives ranging -- races and initiatives ranging from grocery taxes and the reservoir. the department of elections expects to release results of
haener. >> police are asking witnesses to come forward. only on 2 tonight, ktvu's david stevenson smoke with the man's room -- spoke with the man's roommate about what happened the night his friend was killed. >> reporter: this is a strange case because it centers on how the man was injured on the night the giants' world series win. >> reporter: police are investigating whether a man was fatally assaulted or injured himself at this
. the navy says the consulting work was not authorized. ktvu's david stevenson tells us why -- >> reporter: this week the city began preparing for being the first to pay for sex change surgeries. they already provide mental health surgeries and hormone therapy for those who qualify. >> one of the services that we did not have was sexual reassignment surgeries so what this does is add to the continuing care. >> it's more of a choice. it should be spent more on other more pressing health matters like homeless people's health. >> reporter: cecilia chung says it is not a choice. >> it's really helped me to find a way to improve my quality of life. >> reporter: chung points to the discrimination and violence faced every day by women and men. >> if you look around the country, more than 200 major corporations provide the sex change surgery for their members. >>> near stevens creek boulevard officially broke ground today. city and state leaders helped kick off the new highway with a new ceremony. the first phase will widen the steven's creek northbound. the entire project is scheduled to be compl
charges in connection with a bank robbery earlier this month. ktvu's david stevenson has been chasing the story all day. in the city with new information that he's learned about the sus peblt. >> we believe the sheriff's deputy is still being held inside the jail here. we were first to report today that he faces charges of robbery and commercial burglary. >> ktvu was first to report today that the man seen robbing the san francisco bank of america branch on november 7th is believed by police to be 36-year-old senior sheriff's deputy phillip chung tong. he earns between 79 and 1 hun thousand tlrs a year. he was arrested this morning after investigators went to his specific home last night. >> also a search warrant for his arrest also issued. >> a ktvu investigation of tong's background today turned up a significant string of creditors and later as co-owner of a san bruno gun shop. a woman filed a civil suit against tong last year claiming he was not selling her guns as promised. tong countered that the plaintiff owed him money for firearms he helped sell. >> i don't have information as
. >>> in san francisco, voters are selecting several ballot measures, david stevenson is at city hall with the preparation for tonight's vote count. david. >> frank, yes, a number of ballot measures that san franciscoians will have to vote for still a 50 minute wait to get into city hall here and vote. take a look at the video we shot earlier. turnout is expected to be strong but may fall below the standard 71 turnout for presidential elections in the city. the elections department is trying something new by releasing preliminary hearing results on voting which by midnight will give voters and supervisors in two crowded races the idea of a winner. provisional voting by mail is important with 262,000 ballots mailed out and 131,000 returned as of today. >> there has been a lot of dropping off of ballots i think at the polling places. and that's one thing that we really can't track. there's no number for that. i think that's one of the missing factors tore turnout. >> again we are seeing it get busy in city hall. a lot of the groups are starting to fill up more so than this afternoon whe
stevenson is in the city with the two reasons the aclu is taking this case to court. david-- >> reporter: frank the aclu says the current policy contributes to sexism and harassment in the military so they are taking this battle to court. the american civil liberties union today filed suit challenging the policy that officially bans women from serving in ground combat. >> the policy has the effect to close careers to servicewomen. >> reporter: the plaintiffs include four women who have fought on the ground in afghanistan. former marine corp. reserve captain zoey badel led an engagement team of 46 women. >> they wore the same gear and they carried the same weapons. >> reporter: hagar earned a purple heart. >> the vast majority of the men i have served in combat did not care if i was a woman they cared if i could do the job. >> the average woman is not as strong as the average man. and we -- it's a very physical physical environment. >> reporter: retired marines general myatt says infantry are physically overwhelming for men. >> you would have to ask yourself, is this the situation that we
-- celebration tonight would remain peaceful. reporting live in san francisco. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2news. >> now the official celebration included a shower of orange confeety but hunter pence and their teammates did their own sun flower shower on stage. . >> the team recreated the clubhouse, they used to cheer to pump up the team and celebrate their victory during the playoffs and the world series. and take a look at this. this huge line is people at the ferry building in san francisco after today's parade and celebration. they were all waiting to get back on ferries heading back to the north or east bay. the ferry ran extra boats for today's celebration and you can see more of the great moments today's parade. go to the website, you will find interview was the players and we have a great slide show. that's at ktvu.com. >> efforts to build an arena for the development league are facing a deadline. the warriors planned to build at renea at the foot of front street near the boardwalk. construction supplies have arrived but the project is still waiting for a lease signature from the
on the arrest of a san francisco sheriff's deputy, accused of robbing a bank. david stevenson tells us whether he'll be treated any differently because he works in law enforcement. >> reporter: there was no answer at the home of phil tong this afternoon. police say he is the bank robber seen in the surveillance photo taken november 7 at a san francisco bank of america branch. he was arrested at county jail number 1 and charged with felony burglary and felony robbery. he left the jail that evening. >> these are allegations at this point. >> reporter: a partner with a firm known for representing law enforcement officers, including former about a bart officer johanes mehserle. >> a deputy unfortunate enough to have these sorts of allegations would be treated the same. >> reporter: stern represents the san francisco deputy sheriff's association, but will not be representing tong in his criminal case. >> questions of identification and all of those sorts of things. >> reporter: the fbi has partial jurisdiction. the fbi spokeswoman tells us, the district attorney office will tell us who can present
's deputy, accused of robbing a bank. david stevenson tells us whether he'll be treated any differently because he works in law enforcement. >> reporter: there was no answer at the home of phil tong this afternoon. police say he is the bank robber seen in the surveillance photo taken november 7 at a san francisco bank of america branch. he was arrested at county jail number 1 and charged with felony burglary and felony robbery. he left the jail that evening. >> these are allegations at this point. >> reporter: a partner with a firm known for representing law enforcement officers, including former about a bart officer johanes mehserle. >> a deputy unfortunate enough to have these sorts of allegations would be treated the same. >> reporter: stern represents the san francisco deputy sheriff's association, but will not be representing tong in his criminal case. >> questions of identification and all of those sorts of things. >> reporter: the fbi has partial jurisdiction. the fbi spokeswoman tells us, the district attorney office will tell us who can present a stronger case. >> courts have b
as the overall economy. >>> organizers of a thanksgiving dinner say they are in need of more donations. david stevenson is live in the city where it's already heating up there. >> reporter: the volunteers the started showing up at glide, and they are already getting down to business. this is the bread locker where folks are preparing hundreds of loads of bread that they will be serving tomorrow. further down, you can see some of the preparations tonight for the 5- to 6,000 thanksgiving meals they will cook for tomorrow. glide has been doing this for 29 years. the hungry will come to the church basement here tomorrow starting at 7 a.m. despite the piles of food you see here, organizers say donations are still well below pre-recession levels. >> donations are still down. we have been getting turkeys and all of a sudden we're getting turkeys from everywhere, which is great but still not enough for all the meals we have to serve throughout the holidays. it's been tight. >> reporter: and you can see some of the thousands of years of history here. countless pounds of vegetables and stuffing. they a
year veteran is currently due in court december 16th. david stevenson, ktvu. >>> we learned today that a northern california man who was a navy seal has been killed in afghanistan. kevin evert from alkada died saturday in a mountainous area near the center of the country. military officials say that the seal was based on the east coast. he was in after -- afghanistan while working to support what is called -- >>> a wreath of roses, an american flag and a child's note all line his grave. stephens grew up in piedmont and attended uc hastings law school. >>> record spending on this cyber monday is expect to bring a surge to california. but ken pritchett tell us the state will likely get a lot less than many people had expected. >> if you need a tiki mug, a tiki statute or anything hawaii, talk to lawrence swansberg. his biggest item -- >> christmas hawaii shirts right now. >> we want folks to know that not out of state retailers who are doing business online are required to collect tax. >> so a camera sold on amazon would incur $60 in tax. if you don't pay sales taxes online then yo
due in court december 16th. david stevenson, ktvu. >>> we learned today that a northern california man who was a navy seal has been killed in afghanistan. kevin evert from alkada died saturday in a mountainous area near the center of the country. military officials say that the seal was based on the east coast. he was in after -- afghanistan while working to support what is called -- >>> a wreath of roses, an american flag and a child's note all line his grave. stephens grew up in piedmont and attended uc hastings law school. >>> record spending on this cyber monday is expect to bring a surge to california. but ken pritchett tell us the state will likely get a lot less than many people had expected. >> if you need a tiki mug, a tiki statute or anything hawaii, talk to lawrence swansberg. his biggest item -- >> christmas hawaii shirts right now. >> we want folks to know that not out of state retailers who are doing business online are required to collect tax. >> so a camera sold on amazon would incur $60 in tax. if you don't pay sales taxes online then you owe a use tax that you must f
. david stevenson tell us why they are so adamant that the military change its policy. >> reporter: the american civil liberties unions failed a lawsuit against the military of the u.s. >> the policy has the effect of closing whole career fields to servicewomen. and closing hundreds of thousands of positions to them. >> reporter: the plaintiffs include four women who have fought in the ground in afghanistan. zoe badel led a team of 46 servicewomen. >> they wore the same gear and they carried the same rifles and when the unit was attacked, my marines fought back. >> reporter: search and rescue pilots jennings hagard earned a purple heart after shrapnel left her with scars. >> the men that i served with didn't care if i was a woman, they cared if i could do the job. >> reporter: the >> reporter: -- a retired u.s. marine officer says that -- >> leon panetta tells us he's open to opening positions to women. >>> the dow lost 89 points, nasdaq dropped eight. senate majority leader harry reed said he was frustrated by the lack of progress in budget talks. the numbers are in and this cybe
of moments. we want to go to david stevenson. he's in the city right now at a watch party. david let's check in with you. what can you tell us? >> well julie, this san francisco democratic party celebration began just after 8:00. take a look you can see there's still hundreds of people still here and it is going on past governor mitt romney's concession speech and a lot of people are here waiting for president obama's acceptance speech. take a look at this video we shot earlier the excitement here began as the electoral votes began to pile up for the president. and as the scope of this became clear, it's shared by the san francisco mayor and democratic party. you can see people celebrating at this hour right now. we've actually seen people driving through the streets at the edge of the castro district, waving flags, honking horns. a lot of people in the sidewalks celebrating as well. people sticking around now waiting to hear president obama's acceptance speech. it has been a good night for the san francisco democratic party. and they are waiting to cap the night out with hearing from the ne
. david hefty and john stevenson. >> thank you. david: coming up in what way are great politicians and great film-makers alook? they both tell great stories. filmmaker peter guber is here to tell us which political tourries flourished and which stories flopped on the campaign trail. ♪ >> i'm lauren simonetti with your fox business brief. a gloommy day on the street with all three indus sees finishing in the red. the dow closed down 144 points at 13,093. several airlines taking a costly step because they fear a jet fuel shortage at new york area airports. us airways and southwest are loading inbound flights with extra fuel. the port authority of new york and new jersey which operates three major airports in the area says despite the move they do have an adequate supply of fuel. >>> apple's new ipad mini hit store shelves today shares of the tech company hit a 3-month low. the smaller version of apple's widely popular tablet drew thinner lines earned the world but customers lined up in new york despite damages from super storm sandy earlier this week. that's the very latest from th
to be negative. david, when you spoke with stevenson, didn't you get the sense that the companies are done spending on anything other than amd on towers? >> they got to spend. you know, stevenson was very outspoken in saying fiscal cliff. we're not spending but we are. we're deciding to spend $14 billion over the next three years. they absolutely have to in order to compete with verizon and make sure that they're there in a real competitive position with verizon. >> cisco has a big business. governments are cutting back. john chambers did well getting deep with governments and now that's something that is not flourishing. we never thought that the government wouldn't just keep spending. governments around the world. >> when at&t unveiled the big spending plan, it was juniper shares that went higher. cisco is here. the government business saddled below expectations on the street. a lot of people thought juniper was losing to cisco. >> i questioned whether they fell behind. i hate the group. it continues to disappoint because i think we're waiting for 4g, 5g. even the terrific ceo came on sc
yourselves? >> thank you very much. i'm mariot leslie, representative to nato. >> and i am david capewell, chief operations. i work at the northwood reporters. >> i command it home and -- >> jane stevenson, currently number at the royal college defense studies of afghanistan months ago. within the nato training commission within afghanistan. well, thank you earning much indeed. let's begin by asking a general question. how are things going in home and in of violence? give us an idea of how things are going and whether you think you will get better come to state the same, get worse. who would like to begin? >> i think i should give the recent task force command. >> my judgment is that progress is being delivered, that we are increasingly seeing enough to the charity apparatus becoming more confident and vibrant. the levels of violence are beginning to go down and we have also seen much more ownership by the afghan national security forces across the whole of them. i think that is true across also the rest of afghanistan and i also think we are seen much more independent thought rdf gives t
. so, would you like to introduce yourselves? spent i mariot leslie. >> thank you. >> i'm david capel, the chief of joint operations. i work at the northwood headquarters. [inaudible] >> thank you. >> james stevenson, i'm currently a member of the royal defense studies at came out of afghanistan about two and half months ago, the deputy commander army within the nato training mission in afghanistan. >> well, thank you very much indeed. let's begin by asking you a general question. how are things going in helmand, in terms of the level of violence? give us a rundown on how things are going, and whether you think it will get better, stay the same, get worse. who would like -- >> i will start and i think i shall give the recent -- commander the four. my judgment is that progress is being delivered, that we are increasingly seeing an afghan security operatives -- apparatus that it became more confident and vibrant, that the levels of violence are beginning to go down. and that we are also seeing much more ownership by the afghan national security forces across the whole of it. i think tha
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